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  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A+
  6. Sports
    A+

Applying

Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
Application Fee
$0
Interview Required
Yes
Required/Recommended Tests
HSPT, ISEE, TOEFL

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$21,800
Tuition is for the highest grade offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
Received Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid
From The Summit Country Day School

The Summit is a Catholic independent, coeducational college prep school serving 1,000 students preschool – grade 12 from 24 countries and 75 zip codes. A rigorous curriculum develops intellectual and cultural competence. Specialists in literacy, math, science and social-emotional wellness support highly trained teachers. Student-faculty ratio: 9-1. Instructional best practices emphasize creative problem solving, character-based leadership, global awareness and ethics. In a culture of extraordinary care, each child is known, their God-given talents are valued and relationships flourish.

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The Summit Country Day School Rankings

Niche ranks nearly 100,000 schools and districts based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Academics

Average Graduation Rate
100%
Average SAT
1340
60 responses
Average ACT
30
118 responses

Why Summit students do so well on AP exams

The news that our students received an astounding 90 awards from the College Board for their performance on Advanced Placement (AP) tests this year prompted us to take a deeper look into the reasons for this success.

Culture & Safety

Poll
80%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.15 responses
Poll
80%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.15 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 47 responses
  • Fall Festival, Homecoming, Lessons & Carols
    19%
  • Sports games different cheers
    15%
  • Spirit Week
    13%
  • Prom
    11%
  • Admissions Events
    9%
  • Homecoming
    9%
  • Mass in Chapel
    9%

    Students

    Diversity
    A-
    Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
    Students
    1,022
    86%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.14 responses
    86%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.14 responses
    93%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.14 responses

    Teachers

    Student-Teacher Ratio
    7:1
    National
    17:1
    Poll
    88%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.17 responses
    Poll
    94%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.17 responses
    Poll
    88%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.17 responses

    Clubs & Activities

    Clubs & Activities
    A+
    Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
    Girls Athletic Participation
    Boys Athletic Participation
    100%
    of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.10 responses
    80%
    of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.10 responses
    100%
    of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.10 responses
    Living in the Area
    1. Cost of Living
      C+
    2. Good for Families
      A
    3. Housing
      B
    Median Household Income
    $90,741
    National
    $55,322
    Median Rent
    $965
    National
    $949
    Median Home Value
    $378,098
    National
    $184,700

    The Summit Country Day School Reviews

    112 reviews
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    My international search for a "the best private school in Cincinnati" began on google. I toured all the top competitors but The Summit had a genuine warmth, and caring feel that drew us to enroll our child there.

    He will soon complete his first year (final from the Lower School). He has a team of teachers and teaching specialists (reading and math) who genuinely care for him and his success.

    He's made amazing friends who have fantastic parents. He's engaged in sports, boy scouts, and even...HOMEWORK! The Summit encourages parents to be involved through participation in coaching, and curriculum activities.

    The culture at the school is warm - I love seeing the little kids wave at the upper school kids and those high-schoolers wave back! At all ages, students have an etiquette about them that is admirable and upstanding. Whenever we're around town, people compliment my child's considerate manner. When they ask me which school he goes to - they are never surprised that it's Summit.
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    My son came into Summit as a 9th grader. My only regret is not sending him to this school his whole life. I cannot adequately describe the high caliber of students at this school. All I know is that when my son goes to college he will be more than adequately prepared to succeed in whatever he wants to do!
    The no cut sports policy is wonderful- not only do you get to participate, But the quality of the coaches is outstanding. Summit also offers a variety of clubs and extracurricular activities - truly something for everyone.
    I attended Summit K-12, and I am beyond thankful that my parents made the sacrifice to send me here. Summit gave me an amazing education, character-building skills, and lifelong friends. Faith is the core of Summit: the chapel is even placed in the center between the three divisions. Summit gave opportunities for all of my classmates to be faithful and mindful, even if not Catholic. The academics are certainly challenging, but in a good way. My teachers have become invaluable mentors. I would not trade the memories I made here for the world!